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The Phantom

Simon Wincer's retro fantasy adventure, based on Lee Falk's classic comic strip, stars Billy Zane as Kit Walker, otherwise known as the Phantom.

The crimefighter, who unlike other superheroes must rely solely on his human strength and ingenuity, is committed to battling all forms of injustice, cruelty and piracy (he comes from a long line of Phantoms, stretching back to the 16th century).

However, his immediate concern is trying to keep out of the hands of criminal genius Xander Drax (Treat Williams) three skulls which, if used together, can confer ultimate power.

When Kit's ex-girlfriend Diana Palmer (Kristy Swanson) is sent to investigate claims of piracy against Xander, she is captured by pirates led by Sala (Catherine Zeta-Jones).

Can the Phantom win the race to unite the skulls? And can he rescue Diana without revealing his secret identity to her?

(1996) Cert: 12

The Phantom synopsis

One of the world's first comic strip superheroes finally makes it to the big screen in this action adventure

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